[Openicc] colord 0.1.9 released - CM Framework - Printer Driver

Robert Krawitz rlk at alum.mit.edu
Mon Jun 20 05:05:54 PDT 2011

On Mon, 20 Jun 2011 13:00:47 +0100, Richard Hughes wrote:
> On 20 June 2011 12:47, Jan-Peter Homann <homann at colormanagement.de> wrote:
>> 6) send information to driver (e.g. Gutenprint) about the correct driver
>> setup for the printjob
> Again, what data needs to be sent to gutenprint? Can't gutenprint just
> query some metadata value itself from the colord profile? So we embed
> some kind of GUTENPRINT_gamma_curve=<xml><foo/></xml> either into the
> ICC profile DICT tag, or onto the colord virtual profile instance, and
> then just extract that in gutenprint?

That makes sense to me.  It could be more like

>> Could you please comment especially the point 3) and 6) from your
>> perspective. Doy you plan to integrate such functionalizy into your CM
>> framework, or do you would prefer another workflow for synchronizing printer
>> profile selection and driver setup ?
> I think it makes a lot of sense for the CMF to stay a device and
> profile registration framework, and let the users (gstoraster, cups,
> etc.) just add metadata where required. I don't actually think it's a
> good idea for the CMF to understand all the GUTENPRINT_gamma_curve
> type data at all. It's just profile metadata that happens to mean
> something to gutenprint.


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